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Relaunching the successful original Combat Jacks comic and extending it from 24 to 32 pages with additional story, art and pin ups.
Relaunching the successful original Combat Jacks comic and extending it from 24 to 32 pages with additional story, art and pin ups.
145 backers pledged $6,631 to help bring this project to life.

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I am happy to say I've run two successful Kickstarter programs before, one being for the original COMBAT JACKS 24-page comic. The perks I had were more unique because I offered opportunities for backers to be an actual character in the book as well as the reward of owning the Tucci/McKenna variant cover and a "first come, first served" choice of original interior pages from the comic.

The problem with the original print run and where I fell short was that tried to squeeze a 30-page story into a 24-page formatted comic and I was concerned about asking too much for the original Kickstarter for fear that I wouldn't reach my goal.

That said, I did reach my goal (and thank you to all of you who made the original COMBAT JACKS a reality) but this new "Director's Cut" edition fulfills the original vision I had for the comic and flushes out the story better as well as offers you, the potential backers of this project, a chance to own an extremely limited edition of the new book as well as any one of the additional perks I've set up and quite possibly missed out the first time.

I plan on continuing COMBAT JACKS and making it a tidy four issue mini-series that has been discussed with IDW to collect as a 100-page trade paperback in the foreseeable future.

I invite you to consider being a a part of this event because once these comics run out there will not be a reprint in comic format.

Stay tuned! 

Risks and challenges

Since I have already achieved the original Kickstarter goal successfully, this Director's Cut edition is a low-risk challenge. The amount I am seeking is for a possible recoloring of the book as well as adding pages to strengthen the original story. If I reach my goal, I will pay for a new color job to give the new book a unique look from the first edition of COMBAT JACKS.

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    Digital download of the NEW 32-page comic featuring an expanded story, new art and pin-ups.

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    The comic book! Snail-mailed hard copy of the NEW "Director's Cut" comic. This is a Kickstarter-exclusive reward and will be print-on-demand, making distribution extremely limited. Also the digital download of the NEW 32-page comic featuring an expanded story, new art and pin-ups.

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    Snail-mailed copy of the successful original 24-page COMBAT JACKS + Digital download of the NEW 32-page comic featuring an expanded story, new art and pin-ups.

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    This reward includes getting your name included on a Thank You memorial page in the book as one of the pumpkins' terraforming victims. Additionally, you'll receive a digital download of the NEW 32-page comic featuring an expanded story, new art and pin-ups.

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    Both hard copy comics! Digital not your thing? Get both the original and the new Director's Cut versions of the book, media mailed to you!

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    Star War: Legacy of the Sith limited tee shirt.. Large and X Large ONLY. This was a very limited run of only 6 dozen shirts showing all the Star Wars Sith "Dark Side" together on one black tee shirt. Backers will also receive the original COMBAT JACKS signed retail edition.

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    Retailer exclusive variant original COMBAT JACKS cover, drawn by by Billy Tucci (of Shi fame) and inked by Hall-of-Fame inductee Mark McKenna. This exclusive copy had a limited print run of 50 copies. Backers of this level will receive a single copy of the Tucci Variant COMBAT JACKS as well as a digital download of the NEW 32-page comic featuring an expanded story, new art and pin-ups.

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    2 books....Get the extremely limited Franchesco variant cover and original retail version of the book .. Raney/McKenna/McKone cover. You've seen his work on the covers throughout the industry. The fan-favorite FRANCHESCO! provided an exclusive cover for Harrison's Comics version of the original COMBAT JACKS comic. Just 100 total copies of this very popular and rare cover were printed for Harrison's, but the printer slightly overprinted the comic. Their mistake means a very exclusive chance for the FRANCHESCO! fans out there. This is a rare offer and only 10 total will be available! Backers at this level will receive a single copy of the Franchesco Variant COMBAT JACKS as well as the original retail version of the book, signed by McKenna.

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    Backers at this level will receive a single copy of the Billy Tucci exclusive variant as well as the original retail copy of the book, with a cover by Tom Raney and McKenna, signed by Mckenna and Raney as well as a digital download of the NEW 32-page comic featuring an expanded story, new art and pin-ups.

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    PACIFIC RIM: Tales From Year Zero 100 page hardcover. This book ships in June and is the prequel to what will be one of the BLOCKBUSTER Summer movies of the year. I was fortunate to work on this book with comic studs Sean Chen and Chris Batista and will be offering a limited amount of signed copies here..

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    PERVERTS, PEDOPHILES & OTHER THEOLOGIANS by CLIFF METH and GENE COLAN. This is a paperback edition with a limited-edition bookplate that Gene and Cliff signed & numbered for Worlds of Westfield (Gene did the cover and book's illustrations). Please NOTE: if you have already pledged and mannge and increase your bid from the Jacks comic or digital dfownload, you will STILL receieve the copy of the book included with this book!

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    Hand drawn sketch cover on a blank comic. These will be all drawn by or inked by Mark McKenna. See project updates for past sketch covers...

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    A print set of all three variant covers (printed at 8 x 10 inches), an autographed retail edition of the ORIGINAL comic and the Tucci variant autographed by Billy Tucci! Digital download of the NEW 32-page comic featuring an expanded story, new art and pin-ups.

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    Star Wars Celebration 6 "Duel of the Twi'Leks" limited show print and Star Wars "Legacy of the Sith" tee shirt(L and XL ONLY)! PLUS an original signed copy of COMBAT JACKS!
    Packaging these both together, The tee shirt and signed and numbered SWC6 print. The print price is $35 and the tee is $20 and the Jacks comic retails for $4. Pledge $50 and get all 3 shipped to you with no extra shipping expense in the domestic U.S.!!! International please see shipping .

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    Script edits! Are you a would be comic writer who needs help with script edits? I know I did!

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    DC Comic's artist Geraldo Borges has offered a fully detailed 11 x 14" head shots for anybody who wants their fav character commissioned. See updates!

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    YEE HAW! Own the original Poison Ivy _Combat Jacks full color (marker) art by Ten Ton Studios, Dave Newbold. SEE update for artwork

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    Ten Ton Studio's Dave Myers awesome donation to the Combat Jacks cause! Full size (11 x 17") gorgeous B&W Jacks art featuring Sgt DAD standing over a wasted Jack.

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    1 of a kind commission by TOM RASCH! Buddy of mine and TERRIFIC creator of his own Sci-Fi super hero series BLACK ALPHA , TOM RASCH obliges me in offering up a one of-a kind head shot commission to you serious comic art collectors. Tom's background, if you cant tell is in animation and he has worked for SONYonline, Marvel Comics and The Animation Farm to name a few. Check out the update to see some of Tom's samples. If this bust commission goes fast, I may have to beg a 2nd one from Tom!

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    1 of a kind commission by TOM RASCH! Buddy of mine and TERRIFIC creator of his own Sci-Fi super hero series BLACK ALPHA , TOM RASCH obliges me in offering up a one of-a kind head shot commission to you serious comic art collectors. Tom's background, if you cant tell is in animation and he has worked for SONYonline, Marvel Comics and The Animation Farm to name a few. Check out the update to see some of Tom's samples.

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    ANIMATED Green Lantern original 9 x 12" fully colored by award-winning Laura Martin, is this Craig Rousseau inspired piece. I took a smaller pencil rough of Craig's enlarged, tightened it up and inked it. For the GL fan who has "almost everything GL... You dont have this... yet:)

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    Daryh Vader 9 x 12" pin up. Postage paid.. What else do you need, Star Wars fan? Included with the art is the retail edition of the original Combat Jacks!

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    Darth Maul, 9 x 12" pin up...Suitable for framing! Postage paid. Included is the retail edition of Combat Jacks!

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    Any original page available from either version of the book (does not include the two-page Directors Cut spread). The new Director's Cut hard copy and digital download of the NEW 32-page comic featuring an expanded story, new art and pin-ups.

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    1 of a kind commission by JOHN BROGLIA! Buddy of mine and TERRIFIC artist on Michael Sarrao's UNMASKED GN and artist on Comixology's new DENALI digital series obliges me in offering up a one of-a kind commission to you serious comic art collectors. Check out the update to see some of John's tremendous art including a piece I worked on with John for UNMASKED!. If this commission goes fast, I may have to beg a 2nd one from John!

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    DEATH meets Combat Jacks. They kind of go together, right? This wonderful piece was donated to the cause by my buddy, Michael Oppenheimer. Gouche, pen and ink!

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    JACKS pin up! Inked work in progress by me and wondferfully pencilled by buddy Marlin Shoop. This will be a fully inked 11 x 17" when completed> check it out on UPDATES!

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    Legendary Joe Sinnott 1990 THOR drawing. This was donated to my fundraiser by my buddies Mark and Joe Sinnott. You really dont get too many of these available.

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    The UBER talented Cory Hamscher has been added to the rewards!

    You probably know Cory's art from Marvel Comics or maybe Image's SUPREME. Cory has offered to support Combat Jacks with a one of-a kind pencil and ink commission of YOUR favorite character.

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    Combat Jacks meets the Jack, the Pumpkin King! 11 x 17 pencil and inked art! See updates to view this art!

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    AWESOME Jason Baroody/Mark Mckenna 11 x 17" Iron Man. This is a work in prgress, Take a look throurgh the updates to see it in pencil form

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    Any single super hero character from any universe drawn and inked 11 x 14 by Jason Baroody and Mark Mckenna, plus you will receive a digital download of the NEW 32-page COMBAT JACKS comic

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    Original art from the wildly successful New 52 Batman and Robin comic. Donated by inker Mick Gray! NOTE: International shipping is considered First Class and will be $25 extra!

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    GERALDO BORGES pencil and ink commission of YOUR choice. My south american buddy, Geraldo who I was fortunate to work on the JLA: Rise of Arsenal book with and hired to pencil a 3 page upcoming Banana Tail story with, offers his talents to my fundraiser. Check out the updates to see some of his amazing work!

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    Jim Calafiore Pencil and Ink /single figure commission of pledges choice! Get this one of a kind commission from my buddy Jim who was gracious to help the cause! Do you want Jim to pencil and me to ink? It could happen..

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    SEAN CHEN pencil and inked commission! The wonderful Sean Chen from Marvel's Iron Man and Wolverine fame has offered to do a single figure commission of YOUR choice! Take advantage of this unique opportunity!

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    JOE PRADO Pencil and Ink /single figure commission of pledges choice! Get this one of a kind commission from my buddy Joe who was gracious to help the cause!

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    Wolverine vs Arch Angel pin up

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    CUSTOM COVER! Need a cover for your indy comic book? Pencil and inked full cover by the Jacks team of Baroody and McKenna.You can support your comic sales by mentioning our names to promote the project!

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    This is a good one! Have a website created for your personal use or small business! My personal web designer for WWW.CombatJacks.com, WWW.Bananatail.com and WWW.Markmckennaart.com were all created by my buddy Steven Freivogel. Steven is offering the opp to create YOU a personal or business site for this pledge amount to support my campaign. All you need to do is purchase the domain and web hosting. No Flash,CMS or or database included. See Steven's own site- www.blackknightpublishing.net

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    Have long-time comic book illustrator and COMBAT JACKS creator Mark McKenna come do a 90-minute presentation at your school or library on creating comics. Available only in the Tri-State area. This is subject to additional travel expenses. Please contact us for more details.

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    17 x 22" Wolverine/Ghost Rider commission Pencil and inked!

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    The ORIGINAL Combat Jacks: Director's Cut COVER!
    Own the bluelined inked 11 x 17" B&W Combat Jacks: Directors Cut cover by Jason Baroody and Art Thibert. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to own a quality and published piece of art.

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